10 Words & Seek Him With All Your Heart!

Friday, July 23, 2010 TM

July 24, 2010

Shabbat Shalom Loved One!

A greater challenge may be uncovering. We have considered the possibilities of the great trials and turmoil ahead, as Pharaoh’s One World U.N System is positioning its assets to have world dominion. We have studied the times and seasons (Moedim- Appointments) that point to the Days of Elijah where the dry bones (Body of Messiah Yahshua) is becoming as flesh. We are being restored to the ancient paths of Moses and the prophets as we “come out of her my people” so as not to partake of her plagues. We are being awakened to harsh reality of the days Joel’s Scriptures and John’s Revelation have warned about and promised. We now must be restored in pure relationship with our Messiah Yahshua (Jesus) and His Elohim (Father God) - YHWH! Adam and Eve walked and communed with YHWH in the garden. Before the fall of mankind due to transgressing His Instructions (Torah), there was peace, joy, provision and dominion without fear. How do you and I practically attain that? How may we commune with our Heavenly Father and have His Joy, His peace, His provision, and His dominion without fear, especially as we see our own world’s crumbling around us?

We must determine to seek His presence in worship. We are set free that we may come and worship (Commune with) Him! Just like we were with the previous Pharaoh as we came out of Egypt. (Exo 7:16) "You shall sayH559 to him, YHWHH3068, the ElohimH430 of the HebrewsH5680, sentH7971 me to you, sayingH559, "LetH7971 my peopleH5971a goH7971, that they may serve H5647 me in the wildernessH4057b. But beholdH2009, you have not listenedH8085 untilH5704 nowH3541."

H5647 עבדâbad aw-bad'

A primitive root; to work (in any sense); by implication to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, etc.: - X be, keep in bondage, be bondmen, bond-service, compel, do, dress, ear, execute, + husbandman, keep, labor (-ing man), bring to pass, (cause to, make to) serve (-ing, self), (be, become) servant (-s), do (use) service, till (-er), transgress [from margin], (set a) work, be wrought, worshipper.

Remember, He inhabits the praises of His people! This is one way we may draw near to Him and serve Him! I hope to go into greater detail later or even next week; but you should take the most important step now- determine and resolve to draw near to Him and watch fear and anxiety flee! You will know the need for communing with Him and be motivated toward Him if you read the accounts by Yahshua of what is at the door in Matthew 24; Mark 13, Luke 21, and Revelation. Yield your tongue and worship Him who made Heaven and Earth Loved One! We must now learn to worship by entering His gates with thanksgiving and enter His courts with praise! It’s time for intimacy and being absolutely crystal clear about who we really are: His sheep that hear His voice. We cannot really she ‘mah O Israel (Hear and Obey) without first hearing. Make up your mind now to make your peace with and earnestly pursue the King of Glory who soon will reign and establish His Kingdom on the planet earth! (Exo 34:8) Moses made haste to bow low toward the earth and worship. (Exo 34:14) for you do not bow yourselves to another mighty one, for יהוה, whose Name is jealous, is a jealous Ěl – (Deu 11:16) "Beware that your hearts are not deceived, and that you do not turn away and serve other gods and worship them. In our closing thoughts today we will pick up here and examine ourselves and judge ourselves before our King does. Just now, let’s turn our hearts and minds to this week’s Torah Scriptures.

This Week’s Torah Scriptures: Ve’etchanan and I pleaded Sought

Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11; Isaiah 40:1-31; Mark 12:28-44;

1 Kings Chapters 20, 21, and 22

(Deu 3:23) “And I pleaded with יהוה at that time, saying, (Deu 3:24) ‘O Master יהוה, you have begun to show your servant your greatness and Your strong hand, for who is a mighty one in the heavens or on earth who does according to Your works and according to Your might? (Deu 3:25) ‘I pray, let me pass over and see the good land beyond the Yardĕn, this good hill country, and Leḇanon.’ (Deu 3:26)יהוה was enraged with me, for your sake, and would not listen to me, and יהוה said to me, ‘Enough of that! Speak no more to me about this matter. (Deu 3:27) ‘Go up to the top of Pisgah, and lift up your eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and look with your eyes, for you do not pass over this Yardĕn. (Deu 3:28) ‘But charge Yehoshua, and strengthen him and make him brave, for he shall pass over before this people and causes them to inherit the land which you see.’ (Deu 3:29) “And we dwelt in the valley opposite Bĕyth Peʽor.

DO NOT ADD NOR DIMINISH FROM HIS WORD! (Or you will not have His word; only the traditions and commandments of men- Yikes!)

(Deu 4:1) “And now, O Yisra’ĕl, listen to the laws and the right-rulings which I am teaching you to do, so that you live, and shall go in and possess the land which יהוה Elohim of your fathers is giving you. (Deu 4:2) Do not add to the Word which I command you, and do not take away from it1, so as to guard the commands of יהוה your Elohim which I am commanding you. Footnote: 1See also 12:32, Prov. 30:6, Rev. 22:18-19. (Deu 4:3) “Your eyes have seen what יהוה did at Baʽal Peʽor, for יהוה your Elohim has destroyed from your midst all the men who followed Baʽal Peʽor. (Deu 4:4) “But you who are clinging to יהוה your Elohim are alive today, every one of you. (Deu 4:5) “See, I have taught you laws and right-rulings, as יהוה my Elohim commanded me, to do thus in the land which you go to possess. (Deu 4:6) “And you shall guard and do them, for this is your wisdom and your understanding before the eyes of the peoples who hear all these laws, and they shall say; ‘Only a wise and understanding people are this great nation!’ (Deu 4:7) “For what great nation is there which has Elohim so near to it, as יהוה our Elohim is to us, whenever we call on Him? (Deu 4:8) “And what great nation is there that has such laws and righteous right-rulings like all this Torah which I set before you this day? (Deu 4:9) “Only, guard yourself, and guard your life diligently, lest you forget the Words your eyes have seen, and lest they turn aside from your heart all the days of your life. And you shall make them known to your children and your grandchildren. (Deu 4:10) “The day when you stood before יהוה your Elohim in Ḥorĕḇ, יהוה said to me, ‘Assemble the people to me and I make them hear my Words, so that they learn to fear me all the days they live on the earth and teach them to their children.’ (Deu 4:11) “And you came near and stood at the foot of the mountain, and the mountain burned with fire to the heart of the heavens – darkness, cloud, and thick darkness. (Deu 4:12) “And יהוה spoke to you out of the midst of the fire. You heard a voice of words, but saw no form, you only heard a voice. (Deu 4:13) “And He made known to you His covenant which He commanded you to do, the Ten Words, and He wrote them on two tablets of stone. (Deu 4:14) “And יהוה commanded me at that time to teach you laws and right-rulings, for you to do them in the land which you pass over to possess. (Deu 4:15) “Therefore, diligently guard yourselves, for you saw no form when יהוה spoke to you at Ḥorĕḇ out of the midst of the fire, (Deu 4:16) lest you should do corruptly and shall make for yourselves a carved image in the form of any figure – the likeness of male or female, (Deu 4:17) the likeness of any beast that is on the earth or the likeness of any winged bird that flies in the heavens, (Deu 4:18) the likeness of any creature that creeps on the ground or the likeness of any fish that is in the water under the earth; (Deu 4:19) and lest you lift up your eyes to the heavens, and shall see the sun, and the moon, and the stars – all the host of the heavens – and you be drawn away into bowing down to them and serving them, which יהוה your Elohim has allotted to all the peoples under all the heavens.

Iron Furnaces forge us- Scattering Plants us around the world!

(Deu 4:20) “But יהוה has taken you and brought you out of the iron furnace, out of Mitsrayim, to be His people, an inheritance, as it is today. (Deu 4:21) “And יהוה was enraged with me because of your words, and swore that I would not pass over the Yardĕn, and that I would not enter the good land which יהוה your Elohim is giving you as an inheritance. (Deu 4:22) “I am to die in this land, I am not passing over the Yardĕn, but you are passing over, and shall possess that good land. (Deu 4:23) “Guard yourselves, lest you forget the covenant of יהוה your Elohim which He made with you, and shall make for yourselves a carved image in the form of whatever יהוה your Elohim has forbidden you. (Deu 4:24) For יהוה your Elohim is a consuming fire, a jealous Ěl. (Deu 4:25) “When you bring forth children and grandchildren, and shall grow old in the land, and shall do corruptly and make a carved image in the form of whatever, and shall do what is evil in the eyes of יהוה your Elohim to provoke Him, (Deu 4:26) “I shall call the heavens and earth to witness against you on that day, that you soon completely perish from the land which you pass over the Yardĕn to possess – you do not prolong your days in it but are completely destroyed. (Deu 4:27) And יהוה shall scatter you among the peoples, and you shall be left few in number among the gentiles where יהוה drives you. (Deu 4:28) “And there you shall serve mighty ones, the work of men’s hands, wood and stone, which neither see nor hear nor eat nor smell. (Deu 4:29) “But from there you shall seek יהוה your Elohim, and shall find, when you search for Him with all your heart1 and with all your being. Footnote: 1Jer. 29:13. (Deu 4:30) “In your distress, when all these words shall come upon you in the latter days, then you shall return to יהוה your Elohim and shall obey His voice. (Deu 4:31) “For יהוה your Elohim is a compassionate Ěl, He does not forsake you, nor destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which He swore to them. (Deu 4:32) “For ask now of the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that Elohim created man on the earth, and ask from one end of the heavens to the other end of the heavens, whether there has been a Word as great as this, or has been heard like it. (Deu 4:33) “Have a people heard the voice of Elohim speaking out of the midst of the fire, as you have heard, and live? (Deu 4:34) “Or has Elohim tried to go and take for Himself a nation from the midst of a nation by trials, and by signs, and by wonders, and by battle, and by a strong hand and an outstretched arm, and by great fearsome deeds, according to all that יהוה your Elohim did for you in Mitsrayim before your eyes? (Deu 4:35) “You have been shown it, to know that יהוה Himself is Elohim; there is no one beside Him.

He loved us enough to sacrifice His son that we may know Him- our inheritance!

(Deu 4:36) From the heavens He let you hear His voice, to instruct you, and on earth He showed you His great fire, and you heard His words out of the midst of the fire. (Deu 4:37) “And because He loved your fathers, therefore He chose their seed after them, and brought you out of Mitsrayim with His Presence, with His great power, (Deu 4:38) to drive out from before you nations greater and stronger than you, to bring you in, to give you their land as an inheritance, as it is today. (Deu 4:39) “And you shall know today, and shall recall to your heart that יהוה Himself is Elohim in the heavens above and on the earth beneath; there is none else. (Deu 4:40) And you shall guard His laws and His commands which I command you today, so that it is well with you and with your children after you, and so that you prolong your days on the soil which יהוה your Elohim is giving you for all time.” (Deu 4:41) Then Mosheh separated three cities beyond the Yardĕn, toward the rising of the sun, (Deu 4:42) for him who killed someone to flee there, he who kills his neighbor unintentionally, without having hated him in time past, and might flee to one of these cities and live: (Deu 4:43) Betser in the wilderness in the level land for the Re’uḇĕnites, and Ramoth in Gilʽaḏ for the Gaḏites, and Golan in Bashan for the Menashshites. (Deu 4:44) And this is the Torah which Mosheh set before the children of Yisra’ĕl. (Deu 4:45) These are the witnesses, and the laws, and the right-rulings which Mosheh spoke to the children of Yisra’ĕl after they came out of Mitsrayim, (Deu 4:46) beyond the Yardĕn, in the valley opposite Bĕyth Peʽor, in the land of Siḥon sovereign of the Amorites, who dwelt at Ḥeshbon, whom Mosheh and the children of Yisra’ĕl had smitten after they came out of Mitsrayim. (Deu 4:47) And they took possession of his land and the land of Oḡ sovereign of Bashan, two sovereigns of the Amorites, who were beyond the Yardĕn, toward the rising of the sun, (Deu 4:48) from Aroʽĕr, which is on the bank of the wadi Arnon, even to Mount Siyon, which is Ḥermon, (Deu 4:49) and all the desert plain beyond the Yardĕn as far as the Sea of the Araḇah, below the slopes of Pisgah.

Covenant requires Obedience- TEN WORDS OR COMMANDS

(Deu 5:1) And Mosheh called all Yisra’ĕl, and said to them, “Hear, O Yisra’ĕl, the laws and right-rulings which I speak in your hearing today. And you shall learn them, and guard to do them. (Deu 5:2) יהוה our Elohim made a covenant with us in Ḥorĕḇ. (Deu 5:3) יהוה did not make this covenant with our fathers, but with us, those who are here today, all of us who are alive. (Deu 5:4) יהוה spoke with you face to face on the mountain from the midst of the fire. (Deu 5:5) “I stood between יהוה and you at that time, to declare to you the Word of יהוה – for you were afraid because of the fire, and you did not go up the mountain – saying:

(1)(Deu 5:6) ‘I am יהוה your Elohim who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, out of the house of bondage. (Deu 5:7) ‘You have no other mighty ones against my face.

(2) (Deu 5:8) ‘You do not make for yourself a carved image, any likeness of which is in the heavens above, or which is in the earth beneath, or which is in the waters under the earth,(Deu 5:9) you do not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, יהוה your Elohim, am a jealous Ěl, visiting the crookedness of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me, (Deu 5:10) but showing kindness to thousands, to those who love me and guard my commands.

(3) (Deu 5:11) ‘You do not bring1 the Name of יהוה your Elohim to naught, for יהוה does not leave him unpunished who brings His Name to naught. Footnote: 1Or lift up, or take.

(4) (Deu 5:12) ‘Guard the Sabbath day, to set it apart, as יהוה your Elohim commanded you. (Deu 5:13) ‘Six days you labor, and shall do all your work, (Deu 5:14) but the seventh day is a Sabbath1 of יהוה your Elohim. You do not do any work – you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your ox, nor your donkey, nor any of your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates, so that your male servant and your female servant rest as you do. Footnote: 1See footnote at Ex. 20:10. (Deu 5:15) ‘And you shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Mitsrayim, and that יהוה your Elohim brought you out from there by a strong hand and by an outstretched arm. Therefore יהוה your Elohim commanded you to observe the Sabbath day.

(5) (Deu 5:16) ‘Respect your father and your mother, as יהוה your Elohim has commanded you, so that your days are prolonged, and so that it is well with you on the soil which יהוה your Elohim is giving you.

(6) (Deu 5:17) ‘You do not murder.

(7) (Deu 5:18) ‘You do not commit adultery.

(8) (Deu 5:19) ‘You do not steal.

(9) (Deu 5:20) ‘You do not bear false witness against your neighbor.

(10) (Deu 5:21) ‘You do not covet (desire) your neighbor’s wife, nor do you desire your neighbor’s house, his field, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, his ox, nor his donkey, or whatever belongs to your neighbor.’

(Deu 5:22) “These Words יהוה spoke to all your assembly, in the mountain from the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a loud voice, and He added no more. And He wrote them on two tablets of stone and gave them to me. (Deu 5:23) “And it came to be, when you heard the voice from the midst of the darkness, while the mountain was burning with fire, that you came near to me, all the heads of your tribes and your elders, (Deu 5:24) and said, ‘See, יהוה our Elohim has shown us His esteem and His greatness, and we have heard His voice from the midst of the fire. Today we have seen that Elohim speaks with man – and he lives! (Deu 5:25) ‘And now why should we die? For this great fire is consuming us. If we hear the voice of יהוה our Elohim any more, then we shall die. (Deu 5:26) ‘For who is there of all flesh who has heard the voice of the living Elohim speaking from the midst of the fire, as we have, and does live? (Deu 5:27) ‘You go near and hear all that יהוה our Elohim says, and speak to us all that יהוה our Elohim says to you, and we shall hear and do it.’ (Deu 5:28) “And יהוה heard the voice of your words when you spoke to me, and יהוה said to me, ‘I have heard the voice of the words of this people which they have spoken to you. They have done well in all that they have spoken. (Deu 5:29) ‘Oh, if they had a heart in them, to fear me and to guard all my commands always, so that it might be well with them and with their children forever! (Deu 5:30) ‘Go, say to them: “Return to your tents.” (Deu 5:31) ‘But you, stand here by me, and let me speak to you all the commands, and the laws, and the right-rulings which you are to teach them. And they shall do them in the land which I am giving them to possess.’ (Deu 5:32) And you shall guard to do as יהוה your Elohim has commanded you – do not turn aside, to the right or to the left. (Deu 5:33) “Walk in all the way which יהוה your Elohim has commanded you, so that you live and it be well with you. And you shall prolong your days in the land which you possess.

Fear None but YHWH! HEAR AND DO! (She ‘mah O’ Israel)

(Deu 6:1) “And this is the command, the laws and right-rulings which יהוה your Elohim has commanded, to teach you to do in the land which you are passing over to possess, (Deu 6:2) so that you fear יהוה your Elohim, to guard all His laws and His commands which I command you, you and your son and your grandson, all the days of your life, and that your days be prolonged. (Deu 6:3) “And you shall hear, O Yisra’ĕl, and shall guard to do, that it might be well with you, and that you increase greatly as יהוה Elohim of your fathers has spoken to you, in a land flowing with milk and honey. (Deu 6:4) Hear, O Yisra’ĕl: יהוה our Elohim, יהוה is one! (Deu 6:5) “And you shall love יהוה your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your being, and with all your might. (Deu 6:6) “And these Words which I am commanding you today shall be in your heart, (Deu 6:7) and you shall impress them upon your children, and shall speak of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up, (Deu 6:8) and shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.

We are commanded to write the words of the Torah (Instructions) of YHWH!

(Deu 6:9) “And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. (Deu 6:10) “And it shall be, when יהוה your Elohim brings you into the land of which He swore to your fathers, to Aḇraham, to Yitsḥaq, and to Yaʽaqoḇ, to give you great and good cities which you did not build, (Deu 6:11) and houses filled with all kinds of goods, which you did not fill, and wells dug which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant, and you shall eat and be satisfied – (Deu 6:12) be on guard, lest you forget יהוה who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, from the house of bondage. (Deu 6:13) “Fear יהוה your Elohim and serve Him, and swear by His Name. (Deu 6:14) “Do not go after other mighty ones, the mighty ones of the peoples who are all around you, (Deu 6:15) for יהוה your Elohim is a jealous Ěl in your midst, lest the displeasure of יהוה your Elohim burn against you, then He shall destroy you from the face of the earth. (Deu 6:16) “Do not try יהוה your Elohim as you tried Him in Massah. (Deu 6:17) “Diligently guard the commands of יהוה your Elohim, and His witnesses, and His laws which He has commanded you. (Deu 6:18) “And you shall do what is right and good in the eyes of יהוה, that it might be well with you, and you shall go in and possess the good land of which יהוה swore to your fathers, (Deu 6:19) to drive out all your enemies from before you, as יהוה has spoken. (Deu 6:20) “When your son asks you in time to come, saying, ‘what is the meaning of the witnesses, and the laws, and the right-rulings which יהוה our Elohim has commanded you?’ (Deu 6:21) then you shall say to your son, ‘We were slaves of Pharaoh in Mitsrayim, and יהוה brought us out of Mitsrayim with a strong hand, (Deu 6:22) and יהוה sent signs and wonders, great and grievous, upon Mitsrayim, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before our eyes. (Deu 6:23) ‘And He brought us out from there, to bring us in, to give us the land of which He swore to our fathers. (Deu 6:24) ‘And יהוה commanded us to do all these laws, to fear יהוה our Elohim, for our good always, to keep us alive, as it is today. (Deu 6:25) ‘And it is righteousness for us when we guard to do all this command before יהוה our Elohim, as He has commanded us.’

Don’t Learn the ways of the Heathens

(Deu 7:1) “When יהוה your Elohim brings you into the land which you go to possess, He shall also clear away many nations before you: the Ḥittites and the Girgashites and the Amorites and the Kenaʽanites and the Perizzites and the Ḥiwwites and the Yeḇusites, seven nations greater and mightier than you. (Deu 7:2) “And when יהוה your Elohim gives them over to you, you shall smite them and put them under the ban, completely. Make no covenant with them, and show them no favor. (Deu 7:3) “And do not intermarry with them – you do not give your daughter to his son, and you do not take his daughter for your son, (Deu 7:4) for he turns your sons away from following me, to serve other mighty ones. Then the displeasure of יהוה shall burn against you and promptly destroy you. (Deu 7:5) “But this is what you do to them: Break down their altars, and smash their pillars, and cut down their Ashĕrim (Easters), and burn their carved images with fire. (Deu 7:6) “For you are a set-apart people to יהוה your Elohim. יהוה your Elohim has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a treasured possession above all the peoples on the face of the earth. (Deu 7:7) יהוה did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more numerous than any other people, for you were the least of all peoples,(Deu 7:8) but because of יהוה loving you, and because of Him guarding the oath which He swore to your fathers, יהוה has brought you out with a strong hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh sovereign of Mitsrayim.(Deu 7:9) And you shall know that יהוה your Elohim, He is Elohim, the trustworthy Ěl guarding covenant and kindness for a thousand generations with those who love Him, and those who guard His commands, (Deu 7:10) but repaying those who hate Him to their face, to destroy them. He does not delay to do so with him who hates Him, He repays him to his face. (Deu 7:11) “And you shall guard the command, and the laws, and the right-rulings which I command you today, to do them.

YHWH is coming to reveal His Glory!

(Isa 40:1) “Comfort, comfort my people!” says your Elohim. (Isa 40:2) “Speak to the heart of Yerushalayim, and cry out to her, that her hard service is completed, that her crookedness is pardoned, and that she has received from the hand of יהוה double for all her sins.” (Isa 40:3) The voice of one crying in the wilderness, “Prepare the way of יהוה; make straight in the desert a highway for our Elohim. (Isa 40:4) “Let every valley be raised, and every mountain and hill made low. And the steep ground shall become level, and the rough places smooth. (Isa 40:5) And the esteem (Glory) of יהוה shall be revealed, and all flesh together shall see it. For the mouth of יהוה has spoken.” (Isa 40:6) The voice said, “Cry out!” and he said, “What do I cry?” “All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. (Isa 40:7) “Grass shall wither; the flower shall fade, when the Spirit of יהוה has blown on it! Truly the people are grass! (Isa 40:8) “Grass shall wither, the flower shall fade, but the Word of our Elohim stands forever1.” Footnote: 11 Peter 1:24-25. (Isa 40:9) You, who bring good news to Tsiyon, get up into the high mountain. You, who bring good news to Yerushalayim, lift up your voice with strength, lift it up, and be not afraid. Say to the cities of Yehuḏah, “See your Elohim!” (Isa 40:10) See, the Master יהוה comes with a strong hand, and His arm rules for Him. See, His reward is with Him, and His recompense before Him. (Isa 40:11) He feeds His flock like a shepherd; He gathers the lambs with His arm, and carries them in His bosom, gently leading those who are with young. (Isa 40:12) Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and measured the heavens with a span, and contained the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance? (Isa 40:13) Who has meted out the Spirit of יהוה, or as His counselor taught Him? (Isa 40:14) With whom did He take counsel, and who instructed Him, and taught Him in the path of right-ruling? Who taught Him knowledge, and showed Him the way of understanding? (Isa 40:15) See, nations are as a drop in a bucket, and are reckoned as dust on the balance. See, He lifts up isles as fine dust. (Isa 40:16) And Leḇanon is not enough to burn, or its beasts enough for a burnt offering. (Isa 40:17) All nations before Him are as a non-entity, and they are reckoned by Him as less than a speck, and emptiness. (Isa 40:18) And to whom would you compare to Ěl? And what likeness would you compare to Him? (Isa 40:19) The workman moulds a graven image, and the goldsmith overspreads it with gold, and the silversmith casts silver chains. (Isa 40:20) He who is too poor for such an offering chooses a tree that does not rot. He seeks for himself a skilled craftsman to prepare a carved image that does not totter.

In the beginning was the word- the word was YHWH and the word was YHWH!

(Isa 40:21) Did you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been declared to you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? (Isa 40:22) It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in, (Isa 40:23) who brings princes to naught, shall make the rulers of the earth as emptiness. (Isa 40:24) Hardly have they been planted, hardly have they been sown, hardly has their stock taken root in the earth, when He shall blow on them and they wither, and a whirlwind take them away like stubble. (Isa 40:25) “And to whom then do you liken to me, or to whom am I compared?” says the Set-apart One. (Isa 40:26) Lift up your eyes on high and see. Who has created these? He who is bringing out their host by number, He calls them all by name, by the greatness of His might and the strength of His power – not one is missing. (Isa 40:27) Why do you say, O Yaʽaqoḇ, and speak, O Yisra’ĕl, “My way is hidden from יהוה, and my rights are overlooked by my Elohim”? (Isa 40:28) Did you not know? Have you not heard? The everlasting Elohim, יהוה, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. (Isa 40:29) He gives power to the faint, and to those who have no might He increases strength. (Isa 40:30) Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men stumble and fall,(Isa 40:31) but those who wait on יהוה renew their strength, they raise up the wing like eagles, they run and are not weary, they walk and do not faint.

First 4 of the commands deals with how we show YHWH we love Him. The last 6 are how we love our neighbor as ourselves!

(Mar 12:28) And one of the scribes coming near, hearing them reasoning together, knowing that He had answered them well, asked Him, “Which is the first command of all?” (Mar 12:29) And יהושע answered him, “The first of all the commands is, ‘Hear, O Yisra’ĕl, יהוה our Elohim, יהוה is one. (Hebrew- Echad- absolute union and agreement) (Mar 12:30) ‘And you shall love יהוה your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your being, and with your entire mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first command. (Mar 12:31) And the second, like it, is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.There is no other command greater than these.” (Mar 12:32) And the scribe said to Him, “Well said, Teacher. You have spoken the truth, for there is one Elohim, and there is no other besides Him. (Mar 12:33) “And to love Him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the being, and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself, is more than all the burnt offerings and offerings.” (Mar 12:34) And when יהושע saw that he answered wisely, He said to him, “You are not far from the reign of Elohim.” And after that no one was bold enough to question Him. (Mar 12:35) And יהושע responding, said, while teaching in the Set-apart Place, “How is it that the scribes say that the Messiah is the Son of Dawiḏ? (Mar 12:36) “Dawiḏ himself said by the Set-apart Spirit, ‘יהוה said to my Master, “Sit at My right hand, until I make your enemies a footstool of your feet.” ’ (Mar 12:37) “Dawiḏ himself calls Him ‘Master.’ What way then is He his Son?” And the large crowd heard Him gladly. (Mar 12:38) And in His teaching He was saying to them, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and like greetings in the market-places, (Mar 12:39) and the best seats in the congregations, and the best places at feasts, (Mar 12:40) who are devouring widows’ houses, and for a show make long prayers. These shall receive greater judgment.” (Mar 12:41) And sitting opposite the treasury He saw how the people put copper into the treasury. And many rich ones put in much. (Mar 12:42) And a poor widow came and threw in two small copper coins, which amount to a cent. (Mar 12:43) And calling near His taught ones He said to them, “Truly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those putting into the treasury, (Mar 12:44) for they all put in out of their excess, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her entire livelihood.”

IF YHWH says you will have victory, you will have victory! (1Co 15:55) “O Death, where is your sting? O grave, where is your overcoming?” (1Co 15:56) And the sting of death is the sin, and the power of the sin is the Torah. (1Co 15:57) But thanks to Elohim who gives us the overcoming victory through our Master יהושע Messiah. (1Co 15:58) Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Master, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Master. Victory Below!

(1Ki 20:1) And Ben-Haḏaḏ the sovereign of Aram gathered all his army, and there were thirty-two sovereigns with him, with horses and chariots. And he went up and besieged Shomeron, and fought against it. (1Ki 20:2) And he sent messengers into the city to Aḥaḇ sovereign of Yisra’ĕl, and said to him, “Thus said Ben-Haḏaḏ, (1Ki 20:3) ‘your silver and your gold are mine, and your wives and children, the best, are mine.’ ” (1Ki 20:4) and the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl answered and said, “As you say, my master, O sovereign, I am yours, and all that I have.” (1Ki 20:5) And the messengers came back and said, “Thus speaks Ben-Haḏaḏ, saying, ‘Indeed I have sent to you, saying, “Give me your silver and your gold, your wives and your children,” (1Ki 20:6) but about this time tomorrow I shall send my servants to you, and they shall search your house and the houses of your servants. And it shall be that whatever is pleasing in your eyes they shall lay hold of and take it.’ ” (1Ki 20:7) and the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl called all the elders of the land, and said, “Please know and see the evil this one is seeking, for he sent to me for my wives, and for my children, and for my silver, and for my gold, and I did not refuse him.” (1Ki 20:8) And all the elders and all the people said to him, “Do not listen nor agree.” (1Ki 20:9) So he said to the messengers of Ben-Haḏaḏ, “Say to my master the sovereign, ‘All that you sent for to your servant the first time I shall do, but this I am unable to do.’ ” And the messengers went and brought back word to him. (1Ki 20:10) And Ben-Haḏaḏ sent to him and said, “The mighty ones do so to me, and more also, if enough dust is left of Shomeron for a handful for each of the people who follow me.” (1Ki 20:11) And the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl answered and said, “Speak, ‘Him who girds on his armor should not boast like him who lays it down.’ ” (1Ki 20:12) And it came to be when this word was heard, as he and the sovereigns were drinking in the booths, that he said to his servants, “Set yourselves.” So they set themselves against the city. (1Ki 20:13) And see, a prophet came near to Aḥaḇ sovereign of Yisra’ĕl, saying, “Thus said יהוה, ‘Have you seen all this great company? See, I am giving it into your hand today, and you shall know that I am יהוה.’ ” (1Ki 20:14) And Aḥaḇ said, “By whom?” And he said, “Thus said יהוה, ‘By the young rulers of the provinces.’ ” And he said, “Who opens the attack?” Then he answered, “You.” (1Ki 20:15) And he mustered the young rulers of the provinces, and there were two hundred and thirty-two. And after them he mustered all the people, all the children of Yisra’ĕl, seven thousand. (1Ki 20:16) And they went out at noon, while Ben-Haḏaḏ and the thirty-two sovereigns helping him were getting drunk in the booths. (1Ki 20:17) And the young rulers of the provinces went out first. And Ben-Haḏaḏ sent out, and they reported to him, saying, “Men have come out of Shomeron!” (1Ki 20:18) Then he said, “If they have come out for peace, seize them alive. And if they have come out for battle, seize them alive.” (1Ki 20:19) So these young rulers of the provinces went out of the city with the army which followed them. (1Ki 20:20) And each smote his man, so the Arameans fled, and Yisra’ĕl pursued them. And Ben-Haḏaḏ the sovereign of Aram escaped on a horse with the horsemen. (1Ki 20:21) And the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl went out and smote the horses and chariots, and smote the Arameans, a great smiting.

YHWH’s enemies are our enemies (Or should be!)

(1Ki 20:22) And the prophet came to the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl and said to him, “Go, strengthen yourself. And know and see what you should do, for at the turn of the year the sovereign of Aram is coming up against you.” (1Ki 20:23) And the servants of the sovereign of Aram said to him, “Their mighty ones are mighty ones of the hills. That is why they were stronger than we. But let us fight against them in the plain – are we not stronger than they? (1Ki 20:24) “Now do this: Take away the sovereigns, each from his position, and put officers in their places, (1Ki 20:25) and number an army like the army that you have lost, horse for horse and chariot for chariot, and let us fight against them in the plain – are we not stronger than they?” And he listened to their voice and did so. (1Ki 20:26) And it came to be, at the turn of the year, that Ben-Haḏaḏ mustered the Arameans and went up to Aphĕq to fight against Yisra’ĕl. (1Ki 20:27) And the children of Yisra’ĕl were mustered and were fed, and they went against them. And the children of Yisra’ĕl encamped before them like two little flocks of goats, while the Arameans filled the land. (1Ki 20:28) And there came near a man of Elohim and spoke to the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl, and said, “Thus said יהוה, ‘Because the Arameans have said, “יהוה is Elohim of the hills, but He is not Elohim of the valleys,” therefore I shall give all this great company into your hand, and you shall know that I am יהוה.’ ” (1Ki 20:29) and they encamped opposite each other for seven days. And it came to be that on the seventh day the battle was joined. And the children of Yisra’ĕl smote one hundred thousand foot soldiers of the Arameans in one day. (1Ki 20:30) And those that were left fled to Aphĕq, into the city, and a wall fell on twenty-seven thousand of the men who were left. And Ben-Haḏaḏ fled and went into the city, into an inner room. (1Ki 20:31) And his servants said to him, “See now, we have heard that the sovereigns of the house of Yisra’ĕl are kind sovereigns. Please, let us put sackcloth around our waists and ropes around our heads, and go out to the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl. It could be that he spares your life.” (1Ki 20:32) So they girded sackcloth on their loins and put ropes around their heads, and came to the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl and said, “Your servant Ben-Haḏaḏ said, ‘Please let me live.’ ” And he said, “Is he still alive? He is my brother.” (1Ki 20:33) And the men divined and they quickly grasped it and said, “Your brother Ben-Haḏaḏ.” And he said, “Go, bring him.” So Ben-Haḏaḏ came out to him, and he let him come up on the chariot. (1Ki 20:34) And Ben-Haḏaḏ said to him, “The cities which my father took from your father I return. And set up market-places for yourself in Damascus, as my father did in Shomeron.” And Aḥaḇ said, “I send you away with this covenant.” And he made a covenant with him and sent him away. (1Ki 20:35) And a certain man of the sons of the prophets said to his neighbor by the word of יהוה, “Smite me, please.” But the man refused to smite him. (1Ki 20:36) Then he said to him, “Because you have not obeyed the voice of יהוה, see, as soon as you leave me a lion shall smite you.” And when he left him, a lion found him and smote him. (1Ki 20:37) And he found another man, and said, “Smite me, please.” So the man smote him, smiting and wounding. (1Ki 20:38) Then the prophet went and waited for the sovereign by the way, and disguised himself with ashes on his eyes. (1Ki 20:39) And as the sovereign passed by, he cried out to the sovereign and said, “Your servant went out into the midst of the battle. And see, a man came over and brought a man to me, and said, ‘Guard this man. If he should in any way be missing, your life shall be for his life, or else you shall pay a talent of silver.’ (1Ki 20:40) “And it came to be, while your servant was busy here and there, he was gone.” And the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl said to him, “Your judgment is right, you yourself have decided it.” (1Ki 20:41) Then he quickly removed the ashes from his eyes. And the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl recognised him as one of the prophets. (1Ki 20:42) And he said to him, “Thus said יהוה, ‘Because you have let slip out of your hand a man whom I put under the ban, therefore your life shall go for his life, and your people for his people.’ ” (1Ki 20:43) and the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl went to his house embittered and displeased, and came to Shomeron.

Wicked leaders & wicked “Jezebel” (Controlling) wives will murder the Innocent

(1Ki 21:1) And it came to be, after these events, that Naḇoth the Yizreʽĕlite had a vineyard which was in Yizreʽĕl, near the palace of Aḥaḇ the sovereign of Shomeron. (1Ki 21:2) And Aḥaḇ spoke to Naḇoth, saying, “Give me your vineyard, and it shall be a vegetable garden for me, since it adjoins my house. And let me give you a better vineyard for it. If it is good in your eyes, let me give you its worth in silver.” (1Ki 21:3) And Naḇoth said to Aḥaḇ, “Far be it from me, by יהוה, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers to you!” (1Ki 21:4) And Aḥaḇ went into his house embittered and displeased because of the word which Naḇoth the Yizreʽĕlite had spoken to him when he said, “I do not give you the inheritance of my fathers.” And he lay down on his bed, and turned away his face, and did not eat food. (1Ki 21:5) And Izeḇel his wife came to him, and said to him, “Why is your spirit so embittered that you are not eating food?” (1Ki 21:6) And he said to her, “Because I spoke to Naḇoth the Yizreʽĕlite, and said to him, ‘Give me your vineyard for silver, or if you prefer, I give you another vineyard for it.’ But he answered, ‘I do not give you my vineyard.’ ” (1Ki 21:7) So Izeḇel his wife said to him, “Do you now rule over Yisra’ĕl? Rise up, eat food, and let your heart be glad. Let me give you the vineyard of Naḇoth the Yizreʽĕlite!” (1Ki 21:8) Then she wrote letters in Aḥaḇ’s name, and sealed them with his seal, and sent the letters to the elders and the nobles who were dwelling in the city with Naḇoth. (1Ki 21:9) And she wrote in the letters, saying, “Proclaim a fast, and seat Naḇoth at the head of the people, (1Ki 21:10) and seat two men, sons of Beliyaʽal before him to bear witness against him, saying, ‘You have blasphemed Elohim and the sovereign.’ Then you shall take him out, and stone him to death.” (1Ki 21:11) And the men of his city, the elders and nobles who were inhabitants of his city, did as Izeḇel had sent to them, as it was written in the letters which she had sent to them. (1Ki 21:12) They proclaimed a fast, and seated Naḇoth at the head of the people. (1Ki 21:13) And the men, sons of Beliyaʽal, came in and sat before him. And the men of Beliyaʽal witnessed against him, against Naḇoth, in the presence of the people, saying, “Naḇoth has blasphemed Elohim and the sovereign!” So they took him outside the city and stoned him with stones, and he died. (1Ki 21:14) And they sent to Izeḇel, saying, “Naḇoth has been stoned and is dead.” (1Ki 21:15) And it came to be, when Izeḇel heard that Naḇoth had been stoned and was dead, that Izeḇel said to Aḥaḇ, “Arise, take possession of the vineyard of Naḇoth the Yizreʽĕlite, which he refused to give you for money, for Naḇoth is not alive but dead.” (1Ki 21:16) And it came to be, when Aḥaḇ heard that Naḇoth was dead, that Aḥaḇ rose to go down to take possession of the vineyard of Naḇoth the Yizreʽĕlite. (1Ki 21:17) And the word of יהוה came to Ěliyahu the Tishbite, saying, (1Ki 21:18) “Rise up, go down to meet Aḥaḇ sovereign of Yisra’ĕl, who lives in Shomeron. See, he is in the vineyard of Naḇoth, where he has gone down to take possession of it. (1Ki 21:19) “And you shall speak to him, saying, ‘Thus said יהוה, “Have you murdered and also taken possession?” ’ And you shall speak to him, saying, ‘Thus said יהוה, “In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naḇoth, the dogs are going to lick your blood, even yours.” ’ ” (1Ki 21:20) And Aḥaḇ said to Ěliyahu, “Have you found me, O my enemy?” And he answered, “I have found you, because you have sold yourself to do evil in the eyes of יהוה: (1Ki 21:21) ‘See, I am bringing evil on you, and shall consume your descendants, and cut off from Aḥaḇ every male in Yisra’ĕl, both those shut up and those left at large, (1Ki 21:22) and make your house like the house of Yaroḇʽam son of Neḇat, and like the house of Baʽasha son of Aḥiyah, because of the provocation with which you have provoked Me, and made Yisra’ĕl sin.’ (1Ki 21:23) And also of Izeḇel יהוה has spoken, saying, ‘The dogs are going to eat Izeḇel by the wall of Yizreʽĕl.’ (1Ki 21:24) The dogs are going to eat whoever belongs to Aḥaḇ and dies in the city, and the birds of the heavens are going to eat whoever dies in the field.” (1Ki 21:25) Indeed, there never was anyone like Aḥaḇ who sold himself to do evil in the eyes of יהוה, because Izeḇel his wife stirred him up. (1Ki 21:26) And he acted very abominably in following idols, according to all that the Amorites had done, whom יהוה dispossessed from before the children of Yisra’ĕl. (1Ki 21:27) And it came to be, when Aḥaḇ heard those words, that he tore his garments and put sackcloth on his body, and fasted and lay in sackcloth, and went softly. (Repented) (1Ki 21:28) And the word of יהוה came to Ěliyahu the Tishbite, saying, (1Ki 21:29) “See how Aḥaḇ has humbled himself before me? Because he has humbled himself before me, I do not bring the evil in his days, but in the days of his son I bring the evil on his house.”

Find a Prophet of YHWH! He’ll tell the truth whether it is popular or not!

(1Ki 22:1) And they continued three years without fighting between Aram and Yisra’ĕl. (1Ki 22:2) And it came to be, in the third year, that Yehoshaphat sovereign of Yehuḏah came down to the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl. (1Ki 22:3) And the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl said to his servants, “Do you know that Ramoth in Gilʽaḏ is ours, and we are keeping silent from taking it out of the hand of the sovereign of Aram!” (1Ki 22:4) And he said to Yehoshaphat, “Do you go with me to battle at Ramoth Gilʽaḏ?” And Yehoshaphat said to the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl, “I am as you are, my people as your people, my horses as your horses.” (1Ki 22:5) And Yehoshaphat said to the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl, “Please, first inquire for the word of יהוה.” (1Ki 22:6) And the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl gathered the prophets, about four hundred men, and said to them, “Do I go against Ramoth Gilʽaḏ to battle, or do I refrain?” And they said, “Go up, for יהוה does give it into the hand of the sovereign.” (1Ki 22:7) And Yehoshaphat said, “Is there not here a prophet of יהוה besides that we might inquire of him?(1Ki 22:8) And the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl said to Yehoshaphat, “There is still one man, Miḵayehu son of Yimlah, to inquire of יהוה by him. But I hate him, because he does not prophesy good concerning me, but evil.” And Yehoshaphat said, “Let not the sovereign say so!” (1Ki 22:9) So the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl called an officer and said, “Bring Miḵayehu son of Yimlah at once!” (1Ki 22:10) And the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl and Yehoshaphat sovereign of Yehuḏah were sitting, each on his throne, dressed in their robes, at a threshing-floor at the entrance of the gate of Shomeron. And all the prophets were prophesying before them. (1Ki 22:11) And Tsiḏqiyah son of Kenaʽanah had made horns of iron for himself, and said, “Thus said יהוה, ‘With these you push the Arameans until they are destroyed.’ ” (1Ki 22:12) and all the prophets (False prophets for profit) were prophesying so, saying, “Go up to Ramoth Gilʽaḏ and prosper, for יהוה shall give it into the hand of the sovereign.” (1Ki 22:13) And the messenger who had gone to call Miḵayehu spoke to him, saying, “See now, the words of the prophets with one mouth are good towards the sovereign. Please, let your word be like the word of one of them, and you shall speak well.” (1Ki 22:14) And Miḵayehu said, “As יהוה lives, whatever יהוה says to me, that I speak.” (1Ki 22:15) And he came to the sovereign, and the sovereign said to him, “Miḵayehu, do we go against Ramoth Gilʽaḏ to battle, or do we refrain?” And he answered him, “Go and prosper, for יהוה shall give it into the hand of the sovereign!” (1Ki 22:16) And the sovereign said to him, “How many times have I made you swear that you do not speak to me, except the truth, in the Name of יהוה?” (1Ki 22:17) So he said, “I saw all Yisra’ĕl scattered on the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd. And יהוה said, ‘These have no master. Let everyone return to his house in peace.’ ” (1Ki 22:18) and the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl said to Yehoshaphat, “Have I not said to you that he would not prophesy good concerning me, but evil?” (1Ki 22:19) Then he said, “Therefore hear the word of יהוה: I saw יהוה sitting on His throne, and all the host of the heavens standing by Him, on His right and on His left. (1Ki 22:20) “And יהוה said, ‘Who shall entice Aḥaḇ to go up and fall at Ramoth Gilʽaḏ?’ And this one said this, and another said that. (1Ki 22:21) “And a spirit came forward and stood before יהוה, and said, ‘Let me entice him.’ (1Ki 22:22) “And יהוה said to him, ‘In what way?’ And he said, ‘I shall go out and be a spirit of falsehood in the mouth of all his prophets.’ And He said, ‘Entice him, and also prevail. Go out and do so.’ (1Ki 22:23) “And now, see, יהוה has put a spirit of falsehood in the mouth of all these prophets of yours, and יהוה has spoken evil concerning you.” (1Ki 22:24) And Tsiḏqiyahu son of Kenaʽanah came near and smote Miḵayehu on the cheek, and said, “Where did the spirit of יהוה pass over from me to speak to you?” (1Ki 22:25) And Miḵayehu said, “Look, you shall see on that day when you go into an inner room to hide!” (1Ki 22:26) And the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl said, “Take Miḵayehu, and return him to Amon the governor of the city, and to Yo’ash son of the sovereign, (1Ki 22:27) and say, ‘Thus said the sovereign, “Put this one in prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and water of affliction until I come in peace.” ’ ” (1Ki 22:28) and Miḵayehu said, “If you ever return in peace, יהוה has not spoken by me.” And he said, “Hear, all you people!” (1Ki 22:29) And the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl and Yehoshaphat the sovereign of Yehuḏah went up to Ramoth Gilʽaḏ. (1Ki 22:30) And the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl said to Yehoshaphat, “Let me disguise myself and go into battle, but you put on your robes.” So the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl disguised himself and went into battle. (1Ki 22:31) And the sovereign of Aram had commanded the thirty-two commanders of his chariots, saying, “Fight with no one small or great, but only with the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl.” (1Ki 22:32) And it came to be, when the commanders of the chariots saw Yehoshaphat, that they said, “Indeed, it is the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl!” So they turned aside to fight against him, and Yehoshaphat cried out. (1Ki 22:33) And it came to be, when the commanders of the chariots saw that it was not the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl, that they turned back from pursuing him. (1Ki 22:34) And a man drew a bow in his simplicity, and smote the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl between the joints of his armor. And he said to the driver of his chariot, “Turn around and take me out of the battle, for I am wounded.” (1Ki 22:35) And the battle increased that day. And the sovereign was propped up in his chariot, facing the Arameans, and died at evening, and the blood ran out from the wound onto the floor of the chariot. (1Ki 22:36) And as the sun was going down, a shout passed through the camp, saying, “Each to his city, and each to his land!” (1Ki 22:37) So the sovereign died and was brought to Shomeron, and they buried the sovereign in Shomeron. (1Ki 22:38) And when the chariot was washed at a pool in Shomeron, the dogs licked up his blood, where the whores bathed, according to the word of יהוה which He had spoken. (1Ki 22:39) And the rest of the acts of Aḥaḇ and all that he did, and the ivory house which he built and all the cities that he built, are they not written in the book of the annals of the sovereigns of Yisra’ĕl? (1Ki 22:40) So Aḥaḇ slept with his fathers, and Aḥazyahu his son reigned in his place. (1Ki 22:41) And Yehoshaphat son of Asa began to reign over Yehuḏah in the fourth year of Aḥaḇ sovereign of Yisra’ĕl. (1Ki 22:42) Yehoshaphat was thirty-five years old when he became sovereign, and he reigned twenty-five years in Yerushalayim. And his mother’s name was Azuḇah the daughter of Shilḥi. (1Ki 22:43) And he walked in all the ways of his father Asa. He did not turn aside from them, doing what was right in the eyes of יהוה. Only, the high places were not taken away, for the people slaughtered and burned incense on the high places. (1Ki 22:44) And Yehoshaphat made peace with the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl. (1Ki 22:45) And the rest of the acts of Yehoshaphat, and the might that he showed, and how he fought, are they not written in the book of the annals of the sovereigns of Yehuḏah? (1Ki 22:46) And the rest of the cult prostitutes, who remained in the days of his father Asa, he cleared out from the land. (1Ki 22:47) And there was then no sovereign in Eḏom, a deputy was sovereign. (1Ki 22:48) Yehoshaphat made Tarshish ships to go to Ophir for gold. However, they did not go, for the ships were wrecked at Etsyon Geḇer. (1Ki 22:49) Then Aḥazyahu son of Aḥaḇ said to Yehoshaphat “Let my servants go with your servants in the ships.” But Yehoshaphat would not. (1Ki 22:50) So Yehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the City of Dawiḏ his father. And Yehoram his son reigned in his place. (1Ki 22:51) Aḥazyahu son of Aḥaḇ began to reign over Yisra’ĕl in Shomeron in the seventeenth year of Yehoshaphat sovereign of Yehuḏah, and reigned two years over Yisra’ĕl, (1Ki 22:52) and did evil in the eyes of יהוה, and walked in the way of his father and in the way of his mother and in the way of Yaroḇʽam son of Neḇat, who had made Yisra’ĕl sin, (1Ki 22:53) and served Baʽal and bowed himself to it, and provoked יהוה Elohim of Yisra’ĕl, according to all that his father had done. Remember YHWH promised evil judgment on Ahab’s son!

Loved One, let’s pick up where we left off with self examination. (John 4:23) “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father also does seek such to worship Him. (John 4:24) “Elohim (YHWH) is Spirit, and those who worship Him need to worship in spirit and truth.” Why should we examine ourselves? It is quite probable that we all have inherited some lies (vain things- vanities) and doctrines of men that will be burned away as chaff when we stand before Him. (Mar 7:7) 'IN VAIN (Useless) DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.' (Mar 7:8) "Neglecting the commandment of YHWH, you hold to the tradition of men." (1Co 11:28) But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread and drink of that cup. (1Co 11:29) For the one who is eating and drinking unworthily, eats and drinks judgment to himself not discerning the body of the Master. (1Co 11:30) Because of this many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep. (1Co 11:31) For if we were to examine ourselves, we would not be judged. (1Co 11:32) But when we are judged, we are disciplined by the Master, that we should not be condemned with the world.

Loved One, I don’t really need to remind you there is a great shaking beginning with us. (Luke 21:25) "There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, (Luke 21:26) men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. (Luke 21:27) "Then they will see THE SON OF MAN COMING IN A CLOUD with power and great glory. (Luke 21:28) "But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near." Think with me on these Scriptures. (Heb 12:23) to the entire gathering and assembly of the first-born having been enrolled in heaven, and to Elohim the Judge of all, and to the spirits of righteous men made perfect, (Heb 12:24) and to יהושע (Yahshua) the Mediator1 of a new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling which speaks better than the blood of Heḇel. Footnote: 1See 8:6. (Heb 12:25) Take heed not to refuse the one speaking. For if those did not escape who refused the warning on earth, much less we who turn away from Him from heaven, (Heb 12:26) whose voice shook the earth then, but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also the heaven.(Heb 12:27) And this, “Yet once more,” makes clear the removal of what is shaken – as having been made – so that the unshaken matters might remain. (Heb 12:28) Therefore, receiving an unshakeable reign, let us hold the favor, through which we serve Elohim pleasingly with reverence and awe, (Heb 12:29) for indeed, YHWH our Elohim is a consuming fire. Loved One, everything that can be removed, all our props and idols will be removed that we may trust in YHWH and Him alone through the shed blood of the Lamb- Yahshua (Jesus) the MESSIAH. What will be shaken and removed by the promise and guarantee of YHWH? Our props and idols; those ideas, people and things that we pursue more than YHWH! To some that would be our finances or wealth that we consider our provision, to others of us it may be our abilities to reason and plan ahead, maybe it’s career or family; such as children, spouse, grandchildren or perhaps it’s our fame or ministry or even our home and possessions, sports, movie stars, or even musicians. Whatever it is, you may rest assured- all idols will be shaken and removed, that our trust may remain in Him alone. Let’s walk in His divine love for Him and our neighbors because even our faith will only work in love, and it is impossible to please Him without faith or trust. (Gal 5:6) For in Messiah יהושע neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any strength, but belief (faith) working through love. (Heb 11:6) But without belief (faith) it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to Elohim has to believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who earnestly (diligently) seek Him.

Loved One, let’s trust Him by doing those things He has told us (Hear and Obey) and by using those tools and helps He has made available to a humble Bride that desires to make herself ready! Let’s fast, pray, worship, pray in the spirit, diligently seek Him and become intimate with the King of Glory! You are much loved, Loved One; let’s reciprocate His love by taking every thought captive, yielding our tongues, hands, ears, eyes and feet in obeying Him now! (John 14:18) “I shall not leave you orphans – I am coming to you. (John 14:19) “Yet a little while, and the world no longer sees me, but you shall see me, because I live, and you shall live. (John 14:20) “In that day you shall know that I am in my Father and you in me, and I in you. (John 14:21) “He who possesses my commands and guards (Obeys) them; it is he who loves me. And he who loves me shall be loved by my Father, and I shall love him and manifest myself to him.”

May YHWH give you an ear to hear and the courage to obey Him! Let the Ruach Ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit) guide you into all truth and teach you of things to come. Remember www.Shabbatshalomlovedone.blogspot.com for our weekly Torah Study and timely messages and www.seedtime2harvest.com for ordering our DVD’s and messages for this fall (9-11 Feast of Trumpets?) Listen to our weekly radio program at www.walkwithchristgospelradio.com called Shabbat Shalom Loved One normally (Sometimes they are moved to 8pm Central if I am travelling) from 7 pm Eastern to 8:30 pm every Friday! Loved One, let’s worship our King and fast and pray as we will each need to be free from unbelief to hear and obey Him! Remember, IFG we seek Him with all our he4arts we WILL find Him! He promises: (Deu 4:29) “But from there you shall seek יהוה your Elohim, and shall find, when you search for Him with all your heart1 and with all your being. Footnote: 1Jer. 29:13. (Luke 11:9) "So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. (Luke 11:10) "For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, it will be opened.

Shalom to your home Loved One,